The Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery contains three very interesting markers. Two are of Stephen and Narcissus Spooner. The other one is for Marion Blankenship.
Stephen Morrow Spooner, 1823-1901, was a farmer in Miller County, Georgia. There was once a Spooner, Georgia in this area. My assumption is the town was named after this family.
One interesting story about Stephen Spooner is that I. 1871, he killed Dr. James Barrow Guest over a disagreement according to one news article I found. I cannot Iocate a follow-up article that states whether or not there was a trial. I do know he was living at home in 1880. His property contained 550 acres and it’s value was assessed at $1000 in the late 1870’s.
The Spooners’ 3rd great-grandson, Kevin Daniels, informed me that two different sculptors created their monuments.
Marion Kenneth Blankenship was not your average Elvis Presley impersonator. “Kenn” was was a very talented musician and singer who was nominated for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.